Laser engraver for canned goods?

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reciloy
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Laser engraver for canned goods?

Post by reciloy » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:21 pm

Does anybody use a laser engraver for their canned goods?

I am unsure if this is a subtractive manufacturing technique, or if it can apply branding to an alloy, but would make marking canned items very handy:

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Re: Laser engraver for canned goods?

Post by GillyBee » Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:12 am

I would use a common or garden engineering scribe from a 2nd hand tool shop for £2 for home use and just scratch on by hand.
The laser might be good if selling canned goods to preppers or adventurers and you need it to look professional though.

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Re: Laser engraver for canned goods?

Post by Arzosah » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:29 am

What GillyBee said :)

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Re: Laser engraver for canned goods?

Post by reciloy » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:16 am

Costs are down to a few hundred pounds now. There are plenty of materials that these machines will etch into, plenty of uses for this kind of kit, I would consider buying one, I just wondered if this was in the affordability orbit of the community ?

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Re: Laser engraver for canned goods?

Post by jansman » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:39 am

I remember reading about the USA space programme, and the development of a pen that would write in zero gravity- it cost a couple of million dollars apparently. The Russians used a pencil!

If I need to mark tins, I use an indelible marker. Just saying...
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Re: Laser engraver for canned goods?

Post by ForgeCorvus » Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:09 pm

Even at a few hundred notes each you'd need to be marking an awful lot of cans to make it viable..... Plus you need a different graphic for each date.

All forms of etching or engraving are subtractive.

If you want one as a tool and can afford one then go ahead, its your brass when all is said and done.
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Re: Laser engraver for canned goods?

Post by itsybitsy » Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:25 pm

jansman wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:39 am
I remember reading about the USA space programme, and the development of a pen that would write in zero gravity- it cost a couple of million dollars apparently. The Russians used a pencil!

If I need to mark tins, I use an indelible marker. Just saying...
Maybe you want to spring for a label-maker J? Not sure if it's in your orbit of affordability, but maybe worth considering as a more up-market alternative to the good old indelible marker :mrgreen:
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Re: Laser engraver for canned goods?

Post by ForgeCorvus » Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:51 pm

itsybitsy wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:25 pm
jansman wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:39 am
I remember reading about the USA space programme, and the development of a pen that would write in zero gravity- it cost a couple of million dollars apparently. The Russians used a pencil!

If I need to mark tins, I use an indelible marker. Just saying...
Maybe you want to spring for a label-maker J? Not sure if it's in your orbit of affordability, but maybe worth considering as a more up-market alternative to the good old indelible marker :mrgreen:
Ah!
I forgot about the Dymo embossed tape beasties.
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Re: Laser engraver for canned goods?

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:10 pm

ForgeCorvus wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:51 pm
itsybitsy wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:25 pm
jansman wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:39 am
I remember reading about the USA space programme, and the development of a pen that would write in zero gravity- it cost a couple of million dollars apparently. The Russians used a pencil!

If I need to mark tins, I use an indelible marker. Just saying...
Maybe you want to spring for a label-maker J? Not sure if it's in your orbit of affordability, but maybe worth considering as a more up-market alternative to the good old indelible marker :mrgreen:
Ah!
I forgot about the Dymo embossed tape beasties.

I've got the slightly more modernized p-touch label printer they come in handy from time to time
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Re: Laser engraver for canned goods?

Post by jansman » Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:13 pm

itsybitsy wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:25 pm
jansman wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:39 am
I remember reading about the USA space programme, and the development of a pen that would write in zero gravity- it cost a couple of million dollars apparently. The Russians used a pencil!

If I need to mark tins, I use an indelible marker. Just saying...
Maybe you want to spring for a label-maker J? Not sure if it's in your orbit of affordability, but maybe worth considering as a more up-market alternative to the good old indelible marker :mrgreen:
Ha ha :lol: Itsy, nothing is in my orbit if affordability- I am a tight git!
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